Accession Number : ADA258443


Title :   Criteria To Mobilize Army National Guard Roundout Brigades with its Active Component Division


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Aug 91-5 Jun 92


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : O'Donnell, Thomas J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258443.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 137


Abstract : This thesis examines' historical examples of the mobilization of Reserve and National Guard forces. The intent of this study is to evaluate past reasons for mobilization efforts in order to synthesize valuable lessons which may be applicable to the Total Army in the 21st century. The mobilization of the National Guard's 29th Infantry Brigade for the Vietnam War and the 48th Infantry Brigade for the Persian Gulf War are analyzed to highlight and validate conditions under which such activation decisions were successful. In each case appropriate detail is presented to create an accurate picture of the conditions, techniques, and procedures employed in making the decision to mobilize a roundout brigade. The analysis reveals the importance of establishing clear criteria against which each mobilization decision should be evaluated at the National, Departmental, and Unit levels. Findings, lessons learned, shared characteristics, and implications are presented to assist future decision makers as they make mobilization decisions in the uncertain strategic environment of the decades to come. Implications for the protection of American national interest in the future show that as the active Army shrinks, valid criteria for mobilization decisions will grow in importance.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD , *MILITARY RESERVES , *MOBILIZATION , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , ACTIVATION , THESES , ARMY , VIETNAM , PROTECTION , INFANTRY , ENVIRONMENTS , LESSONS LEARNED , PERSIAN GULF


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE